Psychosocial factors and breast cancer: a 6-year Italian follow-up study.

@article{Giraldi1997PsychosocialFA,
  title={Psychosocial factors and breast cancer: a 6-year Italian follow-up study.},
  author={Tullio Giraldi and M G Rodani and Giuseppe Cartei and Luigi Grassi},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={1997},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={229-36}
}
BACKGROUND Over the last 20 years contradictory results have been obtained as regards to the role of psychosocial factors in favouring the onset of breast cancer and/or in influencing disease progression. METHODS The present study prospectively investigated the association between psychosocial variables and breast cancer in 95 out-patients. Within 3 months from the diagnosis the patients completed a series of questionnaires to evaluate psychological disturbances, emotional repression… CONTINUE READING